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What $700K buys in Chicago right now

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See what $700K buys in neighborhoods like Lake View, West Town, Kenwood, and more

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Today, we’ve found five homes at or around today’s target price of $700,000.


Lucid Realty, Inc.

Let’s start with this updated midcentury modern townhouse in Lakeview, located steps from Diversey Harbor and the Lakefront Trail. Built in 1951, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence offers 2,100 square feet of space, floor to ceiling windows, a new kitchen, a private landscaped courtyard, and garage parking for a single car. Own it for $689,900 plus $393 in monthly assessments.


Positive Image/Compass

On Chicago’s Near West Side, this handsome 1885 greystone offers a spacious four-bedroom main residence plus a separate two-bedroom, one-bath garden apartment that can house relatives or be rented out for extra income. The renovated home boasts a designer kitchen, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a rear deck, and a detached two-car garage. It’s listed for $699,900.


Fulton Grace Realty

Spanning 2,300-square-feet, this extra-wide South Side home has plenty of room for you and your whole family. Behind its contemporary brick exterior, the property offers a sun-filled great room, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a large basement with a home theater. Out back there’s a two-tiered deck, grassy yard, and a garage. Located close to the lake and Hyde Park’s retail and cultural attractions, the Kenwood home can be yours for $685,000.

West Town

VHT Studios/Hawk Realty Group

Built as a three-bedroom condo in 2017, this newer construction Wes Town home was converted into a two-bedroom with an oversized master suite with upgrades throughout. It boasts custom bookshelves, smart lighting and thermostat systems, electronic shades, in-ceiling speakers, two fireplaces, and steam shower in the master bath. The unit’s $699,000 asking price includes one parking space. A second space—along with a private rooftop deck and all of the home’s furniture—is available for extra dough.


VHT Studios/Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park

This vintage North Side single-family home offers three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a charming front porch, newer kitchen, and a living room with a bay window. A rear deck overlooks a backyard and a two-car garage. Located in the northeast corner of Ravenswood, the property is a short walk to the Metra and the shopping and dining of Andersonville’s Clark Street corridor. At $675,000, it’s also the most affordable of the bunch.


Which home would you buy for around $700K?

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